Introducing Baudrillard

Introducing Baudrillard cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland.

Introducing Baudrillard

Author: Chris Horrocks

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848319843

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Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudrillard has been hailed as one of France's most subtle and powerful theorists. But his provocative style and assaults on sociology, feminism and Marxism have exposed him to accusations of promoting a dangerous new orthodoxy - of being the 'pimp' of postmodernism. Introducing Baudrillard cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland. It provides a clear account of Baudrillard's work on obesity, pornography and terrorism and traces his development from critic of mass consumption to prophet of the apocalypse. Chris Horrocks' text and Zoran Jevtic?s artwork invite us to decide whether Baudrillard was a cure for the vertigo of contemporary culture - or one of its symptoms

Introducing Baudrillard

Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007.

Introducing Baudrillard

Author: Chris Horrocks

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781848312074

Page: 175

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Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudrillard has been hailed as one of France's most subtle and powerful theorists. But his provocative style and assaults on sociology, feminism and Marxism have exposed him to accusations of promoting a dangerous new orthodoxy - of being the 'pimp' of postmodernism. Introducing Baudrillard cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland. It provides a clear account of Baudrillard's work on obesity, pornography and terrorism and traces his development from critic of mass consumption to prophet of the apocalypse. Chris Horrocks' text and Zoran Jevtic?s artwork invite us to decide whether Baudrillard was a cure for the vertigo of contemporary culture - or one of its symptoms

Baudrillard and the Media

Upon this basis the book also resituates Baudrillard within media theory, developing an original, critical re-reading of his relationship with McLuhanism and arguing for the significance instead of hitherto neglected influences such as ...

Baudrillard and the Media

Author: William Merrin

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745630731

Page: 190

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'Baudrillard and the Media' is the first in-depth critical study of Jean Baudrillard's media theory. Rejecting the common positioning of Baudrillard within the discipline as a postmodernist it argues instead for the necessity of a fuller reading of his ideas and critical project. Merrin offers an overview and evaluation of his key arguments and themes, focusing especially upon the organising principle of his work: his theory of symbolic exchange and critique of the semiotic and of simulation. Upon this basis the book also resituates Baudrillard within media theory, developing an original, critical re-reading of his relationship with McLuhanism and arguing for the significance instead of hitherto neglected influences such as Boorstin. Emphasizing his critical value and contemporary relevance, 'Baudrillard and the Media' also provides the most detailed exploration yet of Baudrillard's theory of the non-event, considering its applicability through case studies of his controversial analyses of the Gulf War, of 9/11 and the Afghan and Iraq Wars and of his own appearance in the film The Matrix. Considering also Baudrillard's discussion of cinema, his theory and personal practice of photography and his critique of new media, the book concludes with an evaluation of his place within media and communication studies and an argument for his importance for this field. Students and scholars of the media, and media theory in particular, will welcome this clear and comprehensive study.

Hawking and the Mind of God

Baudrillard and the Millennium Christopher Horrocks ISBN 1 84046 091 1 UK £2
. 99 USA $ 7 . 95 ' In a sense ... University in Surrey . His publications include
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Hawking and the Mind of God

Author: Peter Coles

Publisher: Totem Books

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It is Stephen Hawking's belief that when the theory of everything is discovered, we will at last know the mind of God. Peter Coles explains and examines this belief.

Foucault and Queer Theory

Baudrillard and the Millennium Christopher Horrocks ISBN 1 84046 091 1 UK £
2.99 USA $ 7.95 ' In a sense , we do not believe in ... His publications include
Introducing Baudrillard and Introducing Foucault , both published by Icon / Totem
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Foucault and Queer Theory

Author: Tamsin Spargo

Publisher: Totem Books

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Foucault's theories on power, crime and sexuality have enourmously influenced the postmodern debates within postfeminism, cultural studies, sociology, and history.

Selected Writings

An expanded edition of the first comprehensive overview of Baudrillard's work, this new edition adds examples from after 1985.

Selected Writings

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804742733

Page: 294

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An expanded edition of the first comprehensive overview of Baudrillard's work, this new edition adds examples from after 1985.

Radical Teacher

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Television & New Media ( trends in TV and new » Of Cigarettes , High Heels ,
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Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard is one of the most controversial theorists of our time, famous for his claim that the Gulf War never happened and for his provocative writing on terrorism, specifically 9/11.

Jean Baudrillard

Author: Richard J. Lane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134026080

Page: 176

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Jean Baudrillard is one of the most controversial theorists of our time, famous for his claim that the Gulf War never happened and for his provocative writing on terrorism, specifically 9/11. This new and fully updated second edition includes: an introduction to Baudrillard’s key works and theories such as simulation and hyperreality coverage of Baudrillard’s later work on the question of postmodernism a new chapter on Baudrillard and terrorism engagement with architecture and urbanism through the Utopie group a look at the most recent applications of Baudrillard’s ideas. Richard J. Lane offers a comprehensive introduction to this complex and fascinating theorist, also examining the impact that Baudrillard has had on literary studies, media and cultural studies, sociology, philosophy and postmodernism.

Introduction to Kant s Anthropology

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FORGET FOUCAULT Jean Baudrillard In 1976 , Jean Baudrillard sent this essay
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Introduction to Kant s Anthropology

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Semiotext(e) Foreign Agents

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Foucault's previously unpublished doctoral dissertation on Kant offers the definitive statement of his relationship to Kant and to the critical tradition of philosophy. This introduction and commentary to Kant's least discussed work, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View, is the dissertation that Michel Foucault presented in 1961 as his doctoral thesis. It has remained unpublished, in any language, until now. In his exegesis and critical interpretation of Kant's Anthropology, Foucault raises the question of the relation between psychology and anthropology, and how they are affected by time. Though a Kantian "critique of the anthropological slumber," Foucault warns against the dangers of treating psychology as a new metaphysics, explores the possibilities of studying man empirically, and reflects on the nature of time, art and technique, self-perception, and language. Extending Kant's suggestion that any empirical knowledge of man is inextricably tied up with language, Foucault asserts that man is a world citizen insofar as he speaks. For both Kant and Foucault, anthropology concerns not the human animal or self-consciousness but, rather, involves the questioning of the limits of human knowledge and concrete existence. This long-unknown text is a valuable contribution not only to a scholarly appreciation of Kant's work but as the first outline of what would later become Foucault's own frame of reference within the history of philosophy. It is thus a definitive statement of Foucault's relation to Kant as well as Foucault's relation to the critical tradition of philosophy. By going to the heart of the debate on structuralist anthropology and the status of the human sciences in relation to finitude, Foucault also creates something of a prologue to his foundational The Order of Things. Michel Foucault (1926-84) is widely considered to be one of the most important academic voices of the twentieth century and has proven influential across disciplines.

The Jean Baudrillard Reader

He also proposes an original theory of Baudrillard's relation to postmodernism, presenting the theorist's work as "non-postmodernist," after Bruno Latour's concept of "non-modernity.

The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231146135

Page: 226

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Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) was a controversial social and cultural theorist known for his trenchant analyses of media and technological communication. Belonging to the generation of French thinkers that included Gilles Deleuze, Jean-François Lyotard, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Lacan, Baudrillard has at times been vilified by his detractors, but the influence of his work on critical thought and pop culture is impossible to deny (many might recognize his name from The Matrix movies, which claimed to be based on the French theorist's ideas). Steve Redhead takes a fresh look at Baudrillard in relation to the intellectual and political climates in which he wrote. Baudrillard sought to produce a theory of modernity, but the modern world of the 1950s was radically different from the reality of the early twenty-first century. Beginning with Baudrillard's initial publications in the 1960s and concluding with his writings on 9/11 and Abu Ghraib, Redhead guides the reader through Baudrillard's difficult texts and unorthodox views on current issues. He also proposes an original theory of Baudrillard's relation to postmodernism, presenting the theorist's work as "non-postmodernist," after Bruno Latour's concept of "non-modernity." Each section of the Reader includes an extract from one of Baudrillard's writings, prefaced by a short bibliographical introduction that places the piece in context and puts the debate surrounding the theorist into sharp perspective. The conflict over Baudrillard's legacy stems largely from the fact that a comprehensive selection of his writings has yet to be translated and collected into one volume. The Jean Baudrillard Reader provides an expansive and much-needed portrait of the critic's resonant work.

Introducing Sociology

Jean Baudrillard Baudrillard is another who drives a stake into the empirical
heart of sociology . Baudrillard's view is that society doesn't exist . Or if it does , it
is entirely composed of signs . This postmodern view sends some sociologists
into a ...

Introducing Sociology

Author: Richard Osborne

Publisher: Totem Books

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This title is now available in a new format. Refer to Sociology: A Graphic Guide 9781848310858.

Introducing Feminism

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Introducing Feminism

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Introducing Quantum Theory

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Introducing Quantum Theory

Author: Joseph P. McEvoy

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 9781874166375

Page: 176

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How does quantum theory explain all of chemistry and most of physics? Why does this theory upset common sense? This book takes readers on a step-by-step tour with the key players--Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and Schroedinger. The authors use lively graphics and energetic text to demonstrate the central components of this important theory.

Introducing Foucault

The Baudrillard Incident Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), the transgressive French anti
-theorist, published a paper, dangerously entitled "Forget Foucault" (1 977). Tr
But Baudrillard had done Foucault a favour. By "forgetting" him, he had shown ...

Introducing Foucault

Author: Chris Horrocks

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When Foucault died in 1984, his work was described as 'the most important event of thought in our century'. As a philosopher, historian and political activist he has been tremendously influential, but is the acclaim justified?

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Introducing L  vi Strauss

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This text traces the development of Levi-Strauss's thought, from his early work on the function of the incest taboo to his identification of a timeless wild or primitive mode of thinking behind the processes of human culture. The book also explores the major contribution that Levi-Strauss has made to contemporary aesthetic history - how his work on American-Indian mythology provides a key insight into the way in which art itself comes into being.

Radical Philosophy

US $ 75.00 Cdn $ 97.50 Jean Baudrillard : Live Theory Paul Hegarty A
comprehensive and critical introduction to the quintessential theorist of
postmodernity , including a brand new interview with Baudrillard . May 2004 .
192pp PB 0 8264 ...

Radical Philosophy

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Jean Baudrillard

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Jean Baudrillard

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Environment Planning

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Paris ) ; translated by J Benedict as The ... Korzeniewicz P , 1994 , “ Introduction :
global commodity chains ” , in Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism Eds G ...

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